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Study: Covid-19 patients who lack exercise are at higher risk of death

Lack of exercise may increase risk of death in covid-19 patients

he study pointed out that before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, people who had not participated in any physical activity for at least two years were more likely to be hospitalized, entered the intensive care unit or even die because of the coronavirus. (AFP)

Researchers found that among the risk factors of severe Covid-19, the risk indicators of lack of physical activity ranked only after advanced age and history of organ transplantation.

The results of a study covering nearly 50,000 patients with Covid-19 showed that lack of exercise is associated with severe cases and the risk of death from Covid-19.

Agence France-Presse reported that a report published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on Tuesday (13th) pointed out that before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, people who had not participated in any physical activity for at least two years were more likely to be hospitalized due to coronavirus. , Entered the intensive care unit and even died.

Researchers found that among the risk factors of severe Covid-19, the risk indicators of lack of physical activity ranked only after advanced age and history of organ transplantation.

The researchers concluded that compared with other modifiable risk factors such as smoking, obesity or high blood pressure, “lack of exercise is the most important risk factor in all outcomes.

The most important existing health conditions associated with severe Covid-19 attack include advanced age, men with diabetes, obesity, or cardiovascular disease. Lack of exercise is not currently included.

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